Original artwork is a lithograph by Swiss artist Paul Emmert (1826-1867), No. 4 in a series of 6 views of Honolulu done in 1853/1854. Produced by Britton & Rey of San Francisco. Surrounding central image are vignettes of businesses: T. Spencer, Ship Chandler; Rice & Co., F. Colburn Auction Room, H. Robinson & Co. Wine & Spirit Store, and Burgess' Coffee Rooms; Makee & Anthon's Bldg. containing Aldrich & Bishop and Dr. Hoffmann, next door is Monsarrat & Co., and J.C. Spalding; C. Brewer & Co. and S.H. Williams & Co.; D.N. Flitner Chronometer & Watch Maker; Dr. Hoffman, Spalding; Honolulu Iron Works; H. Sea Auction Room, R. Coady & Co. Ship Chandlers; von Holt & Heuck; Melchers & Co.; Mitchell & Fales Ship Chandlers, Wells Fargo Co.; B.F. Snow; Porter & Ogden; Allen & Co., Dr. S.P Ford; the Polynesian Office; and Hawaiian Steam Navigation Office, R.H. Bowlin, Agt.